G.F. Skipworth

George Skipworth

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

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Checking in with Alexa Pano

Young Champion Pano Making Good on Early Promise A women’s golf publication recently hailed child golf star Alexa Pano as a “new sensation.” I suppose that as she nears the time in which she will increasingly play against older competition, that is true. However, as a sensation, she is not new. It was my pleasure …

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Reavie, Potter, Swafford – Aliens Among Us

Reavie, Potter and Swafford Not Exactly a Youth Movement, but Emerging When we talk about the youth movement in golf, my mind goes to the LPGA where youth can mean mid-teens (See Lydia Ko: Canadian Open). I have fallen into a misguided assumption that if a pro on the PGA gets into his thirties and …

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Golf as Therapy – Better Hourly Rate

Golfers of Every Age Able to Process Better with Golf Course Therapy I chanced upon an item this morning concerning Greg Norman and a special man he met named Steve Milnikoff. The meeting was profound enough that Mr. Milnikoff got a golf lesson and some good light-hearted conversation out of the Australian star. It seems …

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Gary Woodland Seizing the Moment

Woodland Holds Three-Shot Lead into Sunday in Hawaii It is that time of the golf year where I have to wonder if professionals of the game have anything at all to complain about. They play on Kapalua in Hawaii, and for the likes of me, even four bad rounds of golf there make it a …

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On-Course Interviews? Absurd!

PGA Testing On-Course Interviews  – Many Possible Problems The Tournament of Champions is coming up before too long in Kapalua, Hawaii. The state of Hawaii is fairly laid back, but a professional golfer with huge amounts of money riding on the next shot is generally not. Nevertheless, the next round of experiments with player/gallery relations …

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Henderson Opens Window to Canadian History

Brooke Henderson’s Strong 2018 Showing Points to Historical Triumphs How many articles can an industry of writers produce on Brooke Henderson? As it turns out, there is still much to say, considering the fact that she produces new sources of material on a consistent basis. She keeps winning, and we keep writing. Last April, she …

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Golf and Property Value

Omni  Closed Amelia Island Ocean Links, Ordered to Rebuild Property I have never entered into a property transaction associated with a golf course, much less an elite one. Nevertheless, I  have always wondered how the symbiotic relationship works between home owners and decisions made by golf course owners, whether private or corporate. At first glance, …

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Questions – Hitting All the Shots

All Those Lessons, and I Still Have Questions I Forgot to Ask Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is Christmas Eve Day, and all the Christmas Eves of the past along with all their questions come rushing back when I sit and think about it. Golf was always present at Christmas Eve. What’s that behind …

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Climate Change Requires a Response

In golf terms, I have no interest in debating the cause of climate change, but something’s happening, and Mother Nature is in no mood to debate, either. She’s going to do what she does, regardless of our analysis, and it really doesn’t matter to her whose fault it is. Our job is to pay attention …

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Gadget Technology for Christmas

Golf Technology Can be Fun and Helpful, but Something’s Lost I could spend the next two hours telling you all the joys of technology, and all the things I appreciate living with in this century, beginning with not having to ride a horse all the time. Closer to golf, I’m more than good with carts, …

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